Teams: Zrinjski Mostar, Glasgow Celtic
I can only speak for Croats from my city and region. 95% naturally support Croatia, and most players today who are Croats from BiH would chose to play for Croatia rather than BiH.
This may sound weird or whatever, but this is the case. I support Croatia over BiH, born and raised in Mostar. I do accept BiH as my country of birth, but my nationality is Croatian.
When the Croatian team plays, I feel like they're my countrymen. We are the same, same blood, same history, same anthem, same love for our homeland.
The socio-political factors of the last decade do play a large part in this, but myself and my family have been Croatian first and foremost since I can remember.
Many BiH Croats chose to play for Croatia (Zivkovic, Tomas, Stanic, Maric, Kovac. Basketball stars Planinic and Sesar. Tennis pro Ljubicic etc.), and I'm proud of all of them.
Equally, I respect players like Piplica and Papac for chosing to play for BiH. I do want the BiH NT to win, but I support Croatia with all my heart.
Another issue Croats have with BiH is that the country seems conjured to them. No history of togethrness, no flag, no anthem, no real history which unites the people of BiH. I feel no emotions listening to the BiH anthem, do not feel anything looking at the flag, which was designed 5 years ago or something. It isn't a nation of the same people. There are 3 peoples in BiH.
I do not want Mostar or western Hercegovina to join Croatia. Most Croatians did not want this, they voted overwhelmingly against it, they voted for a free and sovereign BiH. I do however want equal rights for all 3 peoples and BiH to stay as nation, albeight internal differences, a kind of self government for each constituent people can be imposed.
I do not want to be forced to speak "bosnian" and all that crap either...
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!